http://kuow.org en Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine And Radio Retrospective http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-and-radio-retrospective <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine</strong><br>Every month, <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine.aspx">King County Executive Dow Constantine</a> joins us to chat about issues facing King County. Today he’s here to discuss the possible cuts to King County Metro, Dow’s re-election campaign, and of course Seattle’s unyielding desire for an NBA franchise. If you have a question for the King County Executive, feel free to give us a call at 206-543-5869 or toll-free at 800-289-5869. &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>Radio Retrospective: When Music and Comedy Merge</strong><br>Radio had a huge effect on the music industry. Suddenly musicians had regular work composing and performing on radio dramas.&nbsp; Radio also turned select musicians into actors.&nbsp; What happens when music and comedy merge?</p><p><strong>A Lunch Recommendation</strong><br>For our Thursday lunch recommendation, food writer <a href="http://saradickerman.com">Sara Dickerman </a>profiles the <a href="http://http://www.blossomvegetarian.com/">Blossom Restaurant </a>in Renton.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you prefer to cook for yourself, she suggests <a href="http://http://www.mhpbooks.com/books/the-dukes-table/">“The Duke’s Table: The Complete Book of Vegetarian Italian Cooking.”</a><br> Thu, 16 May 2013 17:26:08 +0000 Weekday 13207 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine And Radio Retrospective Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Metro officials are warning of major cuts to bus service if the state Legislature does not pass a transportation funding package or approve increased fees and taxes. If nothing changes, Metro says riders could face a 17 percent cut in service by late next year. We talk public transportation with King County Executive Dow Constantine and take your questions on County business. Call us at 206.543.5869 or email weekday@kuow.org.</span></p><div> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 10101 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-3 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For four decades, public defenders in King County have worked for private, non-profit companies. Soon they'll become public employees. Some are concerned this could weaken the county's public defense system. What will it mean for those who rely on public defenders? We’ll talk it over with King County Executive Dow Constantine. Plus, we’ll find out what’s in store for Seattle's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">next gun buyback as state legislators in Olympia consider background checks on gun sales. And are the </span>Sonics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> any closer to coming back to town? </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Executive Dow Constantine joins us. Have a question? Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">weekday@kuow.org</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 PRODUCER 8508 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-0 <p>Washington state entered the history books by becoming one of the first states in the country to vote to approve same-sex marriage and legalize marijuana. These policies take effect on December 6. What is King County doing to get ready? King County Executive Dow Constantine joins us to talk about how these changes will unfold. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call 206.543.5869 or write <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 3581 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine